Maida Home uses Hero Packaging compostable mailers. Unlike traditional shipping mailers, these are not made from plastic. Our mailers are made from mostly plant-based materials such as PLA and a certified compostable material called PBAT.
How to get the most out of Hero Packaging: Customer Instructions
As our customer, when you receive the mailer, you should cut along the line on the flap and re-use it with the second adhesive strip. Meaning you can use this packaging a second time for your own purposes.
Once the mailer has been used up, the last person to receive it can cut it up and put it in their home-compost bin.
If you don't have a compost bin, you can go to www.sharewaste.com and find someone who has a compost bin near you. Some councils also provide a green organics waste/compost bin.
Once composted properly, the HEROPACKs will start to break down and turn into amazing fertiliser for the garden. This takes about 90-120 days (3-4 months).
If the mailers do end up in landfill, they will thankfully still break down. We would never encourage our packaging to go to landfill because it still contributes to wastage, but we know that within a couple of years, the mailers will start to decompose.